In the early months of the pandemic-related shift to working at home, Microsoft provided regular updates about leapfrogging growth in Microsoft Teams usage.
The real-time collaboration platform with video meeting capabilities vaulted from about 20 million daily active users in November 2019 to 75 million DAU by mid-March of 2020. Since then, Microsoft has been relatively quiet about Teams usage metrics.
Lest the impression set in that usage growth plateaued early in the pandemic, CEO Satya Nadella uncorked a massive new number this week as part of Microsoft’s earnings release.
“Teams now has over 145 million daily active users, almost double the number a year ago,” Nadella said during the earnings call Tuesday.
Nadella credited continued investment in new features, integration with other Microsoft products and third-party application momentum for the continuing expansion of the user base.